AUTHOR PAT WILSON SPEAKS AT SFSU CLASS FOR FUTURE BRAILLE TEACHERS
On September 19 Pat Wilson had an experience she feels she must share! She was invited to speak to a class at San Francisco State University for future Braille teachers and present the print/Braille edition of her book I Can’t See, But…I Can Imagine. She was invited by Professor Sunggye Hong, whose name had come up several times when Pat talked to Braille teachers in California. The students in the class were sighted and one was blind, as is Professor Sunggye. Pat's presentation and her book were both well received by the group, as evidenced by this e-mail from Prof. Sunggye: "Pat, it was my pleasure to have you in my class. And thanks for your wonderful presentation and excellent literacy option for families, children, and teachers. The students loved the story and appreciated your presentation. On behalf of my students, best wishes for your endeavor and I look forward to seeing you in CTEBVI next March as well." That is when Pat will conduct a workshop at the 54th annual conference of California Teachers and Transcribers for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Pat has met some awesome teachers of the visually impaired, and she is pleased to know the wonderful instructor, Prof. Sunggye, who has taught them so well.
Pat will be at the Bend Fall Festival this weekend, October 6th and 7th, selling and signing her book, both the original and print/Braille editions. We congratulate Pat on her continued success with her wonderful children's story, and especially for her presentation at San Francisco State. To keep up with her writing activities, visit her blog at www.icantseebuticanimagine.com.